Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of tea, coffee, scones, finger sandwiches, and appetizers at Central Perc European Cafe, situated in the heart of Oakwood's shopping scene. Owned and operated by English expats who know good tea at first sip, this European café stands as an oasis amid the pandemonium of modern-day American schedules and deadlines. Rose and Mike Morgan, the Brits behind the business, have created a charming, relaxed tea tastery beaming with an English hospitality that's rarely compromised by mad hatters. A convenient stop for exhausted shoppers, the Central Perc is perfect for mother-daughter teatime, as well as father-son thumb-wrestling tournaments, in which egg-salad sandwiches, scones, and custom-blended steeped tea served in delicate china teapots serve as regal prizes. Afternoon tea is served from 2 to 4 p.m. and starts at $12.75 per person.
- The cream teas and high teas are to die for. The British host and hostess have perfected the ambiance of an English teashop in the heart of small city Ohio. A nice cuppa alfresco on their patio is the way to go! – Tim B., Yelp
2315 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45419Get Directions